Coloniality at Large: Latin America and the Postcolonial Debate (Latin America Otherwise)
- Binding: Paperback
- Publish Date: 2008-07-16
Written by internationally renowned scholars based in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, the essays reflect multiple disciplinary and ideological perspectives. Some are translated into English for the first time. The collection includes theoretical reflections, literary criticism, and historical and ethnographic case studies focused on Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Brazil, the Andes, and the Caribbean. Contributors examine the relation of Marxist thought, dependency theory, and liberation theology to Latin Americansâ experience of and resistance to coloniality, and they emphasize the critique of Occidentalism and modernity as central to any understanding of the colonial project. Analyzing the many ways that Latin Americans have resisted imperialism and sought emancipation and sovereignty over several centuries, they delve into topics including violence, identity, otherness, memory, heterogeneity, and language. Contributors also explore Latin American intellectualsâ ambivalence about, or objections to, the âpostâ in postcolonial; to many, globalization and neoliberalism are the contemporary guises of colonialism in Latin America.
Contributors: Arturo Arias, Gordon Brotherston, Santiago Castro-GÃ³mez, Sara Castro-Klaren,
Amaryll Chanady, Fernando Coronil, RomÃ¡n de la Campa, Enrique Dussel, RamÃ³n Grosfoguel,
Russell G. Hamilton, Peter Hulme, Carlos A. JÃ¡uregui, Michael LÃ¶wy, Nelson Maldonado-Torres,
JosÃ© Antonio Mazzotti, Eduardo Mendieta, Walter D. Mignolo, Mario Roberto Morales, Mabel MoraÃ±a, Mary Louise Pratt, AnÃbal Quijano, JosÃ© Rabasa, Elzbieta Sklodowska, Catherine E. Walsh